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Vision Zero

Boulder County’s Vision Zero goal: eliminate serious injuries and fatal traffic crashes in unincorporated Boulder County by 2035.

As of April 5


people have died in traffic crashes in unincorporated Boulder County in 2021.

As of April 5


people have died in traffic crashes in cities and towns in Boulder County in 2021.

Traffic deaths have a permanent impact on those affected by the loss. We need to work together to reach our Vision Zero goal and prioritize safety for everyone traveling on our roads, whether they choose to walk, bike, ride transit, or drive.

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cover of Boulder County Transportation Master Plan summary report

Boulder County Transportation Master Plan

Outlines Boulder County’s long-term vision for a safe and equitable transportation system, including projects, programs, and performance measures such as Boulder County’s 2035 Vision Zero goal.

screenshot of Boulder County traffic crash data map

Traffic Crash Map

An interactive map displaying all traffic crashes that occurred in Boulder County from 1999 to 2018.

Boulder County Vision Zero work timeline for 2021

All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Boulder County in 2021

January 13th, 7:12 a.m. – A motorist on US 36 (North Foothills Highway) crossed the centerline at Hygiene Road, causing a four-vehicle crash. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was killed.

January 23th, early a.m. – A northbound motorist on US 287 drifted off the left side of the road at Plateau Road, striking several trees before coming to rest in a ditch. A passenger in the vehicle was killed.

January 26th, 3:30 p.m. – A southbound motorist on US 287 lost control of their vehicle south of Park Ridge Avenue and spun into oncoming traffic before being broadsided by a northbound motorist. The at-fault driver was killed. See the Times-Call article.

February 19th, 7:03 p.m. – A southbound motorist was driving the wrong way on the shoulder of SH 93 north of SH 170 and entered the northbound lanes, colliding with two other vehicles. The at-fault motorist was killed. See the Daily Camera article.

March 31st, 7:30 p.m. – An eastbound motorist on SH 66 attempted to pass another vehicle near Pace Street, causing a head-on crash. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was killed. See the Daily Camera article.

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Alex Hyde-Wright


Phone: 303-441-4910

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